Bruin Success

Johnathan Franklin of Los Angeles Rams

An episode of Bruin Success

By UCLA Alumni
Do you ever wonder how Bruins like you have gone on to achieve success after college? Now you have the chance to find out as UCLA alumni discuss their careers, what has helped them most in their journeys and their tips for personal and professional success.
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J.J. Lee of L'Oréal
UCLA alumna J.J. Lee studied Computational and Systems Biology and graduated in 2013. Currently, she is a program manager at L'Oréal’s technology incubator where they create programs and technology-driven devices and products to offer consumers more personalized products. She recently helped launch Color and Co, a personalized hair color service delivered to your door. Today, she is working on a new project for Clarisonic skin care devices. Before her time at L'Oréal, she worked in product development, specializing in formulation for Sephora, Kendo brands – Marc Jacobs Beauty, Kat Von D and Formula X nail. In hopes to understand more about cosmetic testing and FDA regulation, she went on to receive a M.S. in Biostatistics at Columbia University. As a true beauty, trend and science enthusiast, J.J. strives to innovate in both technology and cosmetics. You can usually find her on a plane in between Seattle, NYC, Paris, and San Francisco. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In. 
21:28
July 29, 2019
Jared Richmond of Wasserman
Jared Richmond '11 believes in the power of positive thinking. He is persuasive with a natural strength in relationship building. He is a student, both of business and popular culture. Originally from Northern California, his Bay Area origins have kept him grounded and have created a strong work ethic and fine-tuned moral compass. Los Angeles has allowed him to dream big. Jared tackles his goals with amazing precision and relentless effort. He is always looking to find a way to have his love for culture collide with his business skills to maximize the network he’s created. Right now he works as a Senior Account Manager for Wasserman's The Agency in Westwood. Jared graduated from UCLA in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and later went on to earn an MBA from Loyola Marymount University in 2016. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In.   
43:21
July 8, 2019
Johnathan Franklin of Los Angeles Rams
Johnathan Franklin '12 is a Los Angeles native heading into his 4th season in Community Affairs and Engagement for the Los Angeles Rams. Franklin describes his role as using the power of football as a platform to develop youth into the future leaders of society and reassuring that all members of the community can rise to prosperity while providing hope where it doesn’t exist and maintaining it where it does. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Rams, Franklin worked at the University of Notre Dame in Student Welfare and Development. Franklin’s role consisted of working directly with all 26 athletic teams developing and sustaining relationships to create community service opportunities for individual student-athletes and entire athletic teams. Johnathan also had a short stint in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and spent time serving in a rotational program after retirement. Franklin also had a standout athletic career at UCLA – he still leads the Bruins in all-purpose and career rushing yards, along with having the 7th most career rushing yards in PAC 12 history. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In.  
23:08
June 24, 2019
Patrick Fontenette of Game Seven Marketing
Patrick Fontenette '16 is a Production Coordinator at Game Seven Marketing. Channeling his creative and entrepreneurial spirit, Patrick has utilized his degree to launch a career in entertainment and event production. He started at Universal Cable Productions and has since worked on a variety of impressive shows such as Black-ish and Grown-ish with Disney ABC Television Group. He also supported the production of commercial shoots while working as a Freelance Production Assistant for Beats by Dre. His experiences have brought him to his current position as Production Coordinator at Game Seven Marketing here in Los Angeles. Patrick continues to utilize the skills he has developed in marketing, problem solving, communication and understanding of social and cultural trends to excel in his career. Patrick graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In.  
25:07
June 17, 2019
Jasmine Yen of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Jasmine Yen '15, is an Associate Recruiter for Warner Bros. Entertainment. In her role, Jasmine is responsible for various aspects of the recruitment process including sourcing and screening applicants, scheduling interviews with recruiters or hiring teams and conducting exploratory and position-specific interviews. In addition to talent acquisition, Jasmine manages the Warner Bros. Careers social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Jasmine graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In. 
19:56
June 12, 2019
Jordyn Wieber of UCLA Gymnastics
Jordyn Wieber '17 is an Olympic Gold Medalist and former Assistant Coach for UCLA Gymnastics.  A member of the “Fierce Five” United States squad that won team gold at the 2012 Olympics, Jordyn was a two-time U.S. all-around champion (2011 and 2012) and the 2011 World all-around champion.  Jordyn graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a degree in Psychology and is taking over as head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks women’s gymnastics team next season. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In. 
16:54
June 3, 2019
Greg Wolf of CBS News
Greg Wolf '94 is a studio anchor & play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports 1 & PAC-12 Networks, having hosted the flagship shows on both networks. At FS1, he continues to work as a studio host for college football and basketball. He is also a play-by-play announcer for college football, basketball, tennis and more. Additionally, he works locally in the L.A. market covering sports for KCAL9/CBS2. Greg graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In. 
24:14
May 20, 2019
Jennifer Ferro of KCRW
Jennifer Ferro ’91 is President of KCRW, a Los Angeles-based public radio station known around the world for its curation of music, public affairs and cultural programming. As President, Jennifer has worked to transform the institution from Southern California’s flagship public radio station to a worldwide digital content distributor that seeks to build community through the discovery of music, news and culture both in person, online and on the air. Jennifer graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez and made possible by UCLA Alumni. Special thanks to the Bruin Success student team members: Franchesca Diaz, Natalie Dybeck and Samuel In.
26:57
May 11, 2019
What is Bruin Success?
Welcome to Bruin Success, the newest podcast to hit the UCLA campus and Bruin community. We’re here to deliver “life after UCLA” stories from fellow Bruins who have graduated and gone on to conquer the world in diverse industries all around the globe. Every Bruin has unique passions, interests, and experiences that have shaped their life path and career trajectory.  Our goal is to share those stories and career journeys from other Bruins just like you. Subscribe to the podcast, connect with us on social media and listen in for advice and wisdom from UCLA alumni as you find your own success.
02:08
May 11, 2019
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